Julia and Jacob

How We Met

I moved to Roanoke, VA our Junior year of high school, we weren’t that close in high school, but all of her guy friends she grew up with quickly became my best friends, and still are to this day. When Julia came home after graduating from UVA we began to hang out more through mutual friends. Shortly after that we became closer and after some persuasion on my part we went on our first date. Now a couple of years later here we are, preparing to get married!

How They Asked

The proposal was weeks worth of planning – special shoutout to the HR ladies at my work for helping me! I proposed to Julia at SoundSide park at in Surf City, where my family owns a condo. We love Topsail and I knew that was the place I wanted this special moment to take place. The proposal itself was done at sunset and we had staged Allie and her team to ask us if they could take photos of us for the Topsail Journal. We of course agreed and after the first 1-2 photos I dropped down on one knee and asked Julia to marry me! Huge thank you to Allie and Taylor for having everything setup and making it a huge success! We ended the night with champagne setup on the pier at SoundSide Park and enjoying phone calls with our closest friends and family. Unfortunately Hurricane Florence cut our vacation short, but we were able to return home and celebrate with friends and family!